Tony Robinson pitched an idea for a new spy series and it’ll probably run and run – plus 11 bonus replies
Actor Tony Robinson, host of Time Team and immortalised as the character of Baldrick in Blackadder, was inspired by the news surrounding the two Russians accused of the Salisbury poisonings to suggest a new TV series with a similar theme.
I’m currently pitching a series to Channel 5 where Mr Petrov and Mr Boshirov take us round some of Britain’s greatest monuments. It’s to be called ‘ I Spy With My Little Eye’. I think it could be as big a Time Team.
— Tony Robinson (@Tony_Robinson) September 14, 2018
Sounds like something Channel 5 might actually commission, but it gets better. Tony’s followers spotted the tweet and added their suggestions to the pitch. Check out these 11 enhancements.
“This week, the team hike along Offa’s Dyke and stuff the remains of a former dissident into a sports hold-all.”
— Nick Pettigrew (@Nick_Pettigrew) September 14, 2018
You’d only have 2 days to film and have to travel by train, on a Sunday.
— Marc France (@MarcFrance) September 14, 2018
“this is a very beautiful council estate Ruslan”
“Yes Alexi…..Look at the pretty green and blue bins”
— Ed Sweetman #mod(erate) (@humanpilot) September 14, 2018
It would need to be filmed in Summer though. You know how our Soviet friends aren’t used to the British winter!!
— Martin Dockerill (@Valencia_Hatter) September 14, 2018
It'll be Novi-Chock full of useful travel tips!
— Stuart Brandwood 🇪🇺 (@RoyalBlueStuey) September 14, 2018
There were also some suggestions for better names.
Surely ‘The Spire that came in from the cold’
— Ian EuroBriton #FPBE #UnashamedRemainer (@juiceianturner) September 14, 2018
Alternative names could be
Location,location ,location(of the Novichok)
From Russia …with Gloves!
Wikipedia tourist tours
Stately homes under the hammer and sickle
— Su (@stantssusie) September 14, 2018
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spire
— Alex Micu (@axelk) September 14, 2018
Surely ‘Russian round Britain’ would be better? 😁
— Glyn Jones (@GlynJon35249665) September 14, 2018
A better title would be I spy with my big lie.
— Graham Hobson (@gyhobson) September 14, 2018
the Spire who loved me,,,,,
— JOE CARROLL (@joeleeds_motd) September 14, 2018
Twitter user, Nat Clark, even thought of the perfect theme tune.
‘Come spy with me’ as the theme tune?
— Nat Clark 🇪🇺 🇬🇧 (@Weeblebum) September 14, 2018
Over to you, Channel 5.